The TSA today published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding aircraft repair station security. The TSA is proposing to issue regulations to improve the security of domestic and foreign aircraft repair stations. The rule would require FAR Part 145 repair stations, foreign or domestic, to carry out a standard security program and to comply with additional security related requirements. Under the rule, the TSA would also have the authority to inspect repair stations and to require the FAA to suspend or revoke the certificate of any non-compliant repair station.
Comments to the rule are due by January 19, 2010. For additional information regarding the rule, you may contact Celio Young, Office of Security Operations, TSA-29, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6029; telephone (571) 227-3580; facsimile (571) 227-1905; e-mail email@example.com.